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Federal Reserve Board Governor Tarullo administers the oath of office to new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington...Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) administers the oath of office to new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, February 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg    (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

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US Federal Reserve board governor Daniel Tarullo (left) administers the oath of office to new board chairwoman Janet Yellen in the Fed’s board room, Washington Read more

Seattle Seahawks' Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton      REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Read more

The New York skyline and the Empire State Building are seen in the distance as roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game are displayed in Hoboken, New Jersey...The New York skyline and the Empire State Building are seen in the distance as roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game are displayed in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 30, 2014. New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl on February 2. As part of festivities, the NFL is sponsoring activities along 'Super Bowl Boulevard', located on Broadway between 34th and 47th streets in Manhattan.

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The New York skyline and the Empire State Building are seen in the background as the sign for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game is displayed in Hoboken, New Jersey. New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium will host the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl on February 2. Read more

President Obama Delivers Economic Address At A Maryland Costco...LANHAM, MD - JANUARY 29:  U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters, local politicans and store employees after delivering remarks at Costco January 29, 2014 in Lanham, Maryland. Repeating some of the same policy proposals from his State of the Union speech the night before, Obama is beginning a two-day, four-state tour to promote a raise in the minimum wage, immigraiton reform and other other policy ideas.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama greets supporters, local politicians and store employees after delivering remarks at Costco in Lanham, Maryland on Wednesday. Repeating some of the same policy proposals from his State of the Union speech the night before, Mr Obama is beginning a two-day, four-state tour to promote immigration reform and an increase in minimum wage. Read more

A man walks past a sculpture covered by a light dusting of snow in Baltimore.

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A man walks past a sculpture covered by a light dusting of snow in the US city of Baltimore

A man holds up a sign as he stands in quiet protest outside the War Memorial building in Trenton...A man holds up a sign as he stands in quiet protest outside the War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey January 21, 2014. Governor Chris Christie is being sworn in today for his second term.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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A man stands in quiet protest outside the War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie is being sworn in today for his second term.

Members of Code Pink protest group march against U.S. President Obama and NSA before arrival at Department of Justice in Washington...The founder of the protest group Code Pink Medea Benjamin (L) and Daria Lindsey (R) wears large sunglasses as they  protest against U.S. President Barack Obama and the NSA before his arrival at the Department of Justice in Washington, January 17, 2014. Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Medea Benjamin, left, and Daria Lindsey, right, of the group Code Pink protest against US President Barack Obama and the NSA before his arrival at the Department of Justice in Washington. Mr Obama banned US eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans’ phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden’s revelations. Read more

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A wildfire burns in the hills north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, California. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of houses at the edge of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains Read more

A worker power washes the West Wing of t...A worker power washes the West Wing of the White House January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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The tower of New York's World Trade Center rises through a blanket of fog on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, in this view looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd St. and 11th Ave in Midtown Manhattan. New Jersey is visible at top right.

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The tower of New York’s One World Trade Center pierces a blanket of fog. This photo is taken looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd Street and 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Read more